It doesn’t happen to every former college player, but it appears one former recognizable Auburn name got the itch to play again.
According to James Crepea of AL.com, Jeremy Johnson is ready to give it another go, this time in the Arena Football League with the Peach State Cats.
Terms of the deal were not released by the club, which begins its eight-game season on March 24 against the Carolina Cowboys at the Dalton Convention Center.
During his four-year career on The Plains, Johnson threw for 2,223 yards with 20 passing touchdowns and 11 interceptions on 282 attempts. He added another 210 yards and 9 touchdowns on the ground.
While Johnson’s large frame might give him some success in the AFL, he once thought that he wanted to try out basketball again.
He grabbed a tryout with the New York Giants which didn’t work out before joining his high school alma mater’s staff in January.
His Auburn career didn’t amount to much, but he may find a new life in the AFL. With any luck, he could take a similar career path to Kurt Warner and eventually find himself back in the league.